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Verrazano Wine Details

Description: This dry rose wine is named after the great Italian Explorer, Giovanni da Verrazano, who first gave the name Arcadia to our Atlantic Coast. Produced from Nova Scotian grown L’Acadie Blanc and Marechal Foch grapes, the resulting wine is bursting with delightful fruit flavors and a crisp pleasing finish. Verrazano is a wonderful sipping wine to be enjoyed chilled with friends or along side summer-time cuisine.

Varietal Definition
L’Acadie Blanc is a Vineland (Ontario, Canada) hybrid of great commercial significance in Nova Scotia, Canada. Its name derives from its first commercial wine use in the Annapolis Valley region of Nova Scotia, originally settled by the Acadian French in the 17th century. The grape is well adapted to the Nova Scotian winters and a relatively early ripener. The wine in its most basic varietal form is not dissimilar to non-oaked cool climate Chardonnays made along the same lines such as Chablis. It has a naturally crisp acidity, to balance a broad, full-bodied palate with apple and citrus characteristics. Like Chardonnay, L’Acadie Blanc lends itself to a considerable number of winemaking styles. Oak fermentation and or maturation, sur lees aging and partial skin contact all contribute to very stylish and complex wines.
Marechal Foch:
A french-american hybrid grape, with french Alsace Gamay origins, noted for producing deeply colored and strongly varietal wines considered by some to have a "Burgundian" character. Also known under the name Foch.


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